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If you have an old iPod sitting around collecting dust, you might as well get some use out of it. One way to do that is to turn it into a bootable drive where you can troubleshoot, test out other operating systems, or simply run a few quick programs in another OS without wasting space on your hard drive. Here's how to do it.


Most people synchronize their steps to the beat of music -- it's the reason joggers have iPods, armies have drummers and Rocky has Eye Of The Tiger. However, new research has discovered that our pace is actually influenced by acoustic features more than beat or tempo. In other words, your preferred music genre could have an adverse affect on your workout -- even if it's upbeat.


A lot of us use our iPods in the car, but not many think to do more than throw it in the glove box or on the passenger seat. One Reddit user took his iPod Nano to new heights by integrating it with the dashboard in his car.


Dear Lifehacker, I was on the verge of buying another iPod (my fourth) when I stopped myself. Of my three previous iPods two have been irreparably damaged by relatively minor things, not to mention the usual issues that come with iPod territory. Is my best choice to get another iPod or are there other options that I just haven't considered because I'm brainwashed to think they're the ONLY mp3 player worth getting these days? Thanks, PodPerson


Apple, true to form, makes it simple to put media and files on your iDevice but the road really only goes one way. It can be pretty difficult to copy anything (or everything) back to your computer without a lot of trouble and sacrifice, but it's even harder to find a good, free solution to that problem amongst the many choices available. You could spend the better part of your week sifting through your options, or you could just read this post instead.


The iPhone's default iPod app -- which aims to handle virtually every type of compatible audio content on your device -- isn't bad, but definitely has its limitations. Apple hasn't done much to innovate in the way you sync your content, play your music, and manage your podcasts and audio books. Fortunately, third parties have filled in the gap. Here's what you need to move on from the iPod app for a better listening experience.


Even though iOS 5 won't be released officially until October 13th, you can install the final version right now even if you're not a developer. Thanks to some anonymous public postings of the software update files, you can update right now. Here's how.


Surprise, surprise! The built-in iPhone music player app, simply named iPod, is our pick for the best on the platform. This is in part because there's virtually no competition, but also because its feature set really is the best.


You can easily control what gets synced onto your iPod (or iPhone) by using playlists or excluding specific tracks, but the former isn't comprehensive and the latter stops you playing the full contents of your iTunes library on your computer. Blogger Scott Buckley details a clever use of playlists that lets you blacklist specific tracks and sync everything else to your iPod.